The importance of social connections in a peer support group for chronic pain

Published Date: 18 Dec 2018

CLAHRC West researchers have visited six follow-on groups for people with chronic pain who have finished self-management programmes (SMPs) at North Bristol NHS Trust.

The team interviewed 45 people, including a range of clinical staff involved in running SMPs, patient tutor volunteers and patients, including those who have attended follow-on groups, and those who haven’t.

The team have found that the ongoing social connections that follow-on groups can enable, can be really important to some people.

Read more about the chronic pain peer support group project